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Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,766
Posted By deacon51
2014 R1200GSW bought Oct 5, 2013. Coming up on...

2014 R1200GSW bought Oct 5, 2013.
Coming up on 26,000 miles.

I'm on my forth set of tires and third set of rear brake pads.

I'm disappointed that the heated grips don't put out much heat, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 144,693
Posted By deacon51
I'll toss in my two cents after 400 miles on...

I'll toss in my two cents after 400 miles on TKC70 front and rear. My bike came with Trail Attacks from the factory. I loved the trail attack most of the time. Great on Pavement, Great life, Great...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 144,693
Posted By deacon51
So good dirt roads to explore in the area too!

So good dirt roads to explore in the area too!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By deacon51
I used a bag of cat food and a gas can. ...

I used a bag of cat food and a gas can.

https://instagram.com/p/2Ms5msDoqB/
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,973
Posted By deacon51
lol... it was a quick storm that came across the...

lol... it was a quick storm that came across the plain. I parked my bike beside a box van thinking it would be sheltered... but the jerk drove off right before the storm hit.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,973
Posted By deacon51
My cover in action... just outside Alva, OK. ...

My cover in action... just outside Alva, OK.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-06E2Pr0QWZI/VULRQ6j_t2I/AAAAAAAAKtI/T_u19uAFfXk/w835-h618-no/20140828_182230.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,973
Posted By deacon51
So, the cover is just a little insurance. It's...

So, the cover is just a little insurance. It's cheep and easy to use, not only does it protect your bike from people, but also birds and rain. I don't always carry a cover. My last trip I forgot to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By deacon51
http://www.adventureriderradio.com/adventure-rider...

http://www.adventureriderradio.com/adventure-rider-radio-episodes/2015/4/23/in-for-a-shock-grant-johnson-ted-porter-and-jim-martin
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 144,693
Posted By deacon51
I'll be replacing my well worn trail attacks with...

I'll be replacing my well worn trail attacks with TKC70's this weekend.

I'm looking forward to a little more off-pavement capability. The trail attacks are great on hard surfaces, pavement,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By deacon51
I don't want to wear them out to the point they...

I don't want to wear them out to the point they fail. Back in the '80s I did some dirt bike racing and started playing with springs and oil. I know for a fact that oil and springs wear out. People...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By deacon51
How about Grant Johnson, world traveler and...

How about Grant Johnson, world traveler and founder of Horizons Unlimited.

Or

Ted Porter, suspension expert and owner of the Beemer Shop.

What level of wisdom would you rate them as having?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By deacon51
Vast majority of my ride is 70mph commute on the...

Vast majority of my ride is 70mph commute on the express way, but I also love a dirt road and I have taken a couple of trips loaded with camping gear, and exploring dirt / forrest service roads. So,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By deacon51
R1200GS spoked wheels

So on my 2014, the silver spoked wheels are nasty. Mud, Bugs, Rain, Tar... ugly. Spray on wheel cleaner didn't do much, any advice?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By deacon51
R1200GSLC How long should the shocks last.

So I already have 25,000 miles on my 2014 R1200GS. Kind of standard wisdom is that shocks last ~30,000 miles. But with all the electronic gizmos, what is the expected life of the R1200GS Suspension...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,307,288
Posted By deacon51
From the owners manual...

From the owners manual...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,704
Views: 381,750
Posted By deacon51
Anyone had any water penetration issues? I...

Anyone had any water penetration issues?

I was coming into ALT Monday in the rain, first my head set dropped blue tooth connection, then I after a fill up when I restarted the bike it wouldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,227
Views: 665,569
Posted By deacon51
You know, the black motor / frame is starting to...

You know, the black motor / frame is starting to grow on me. I like it with the white.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 20,722
Posted By deacon51
I used the tilt/shift tool in Google Photos.

I used the tilt/shift tool in Google Photos.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-01-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 214,817
Posted By deacon51
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y3h6so8mw0A/VAU...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y3h6so8mw0A/VAUCR7yAOnI/AAAAAAAAIhQ/s5SAruat13c/w2301-h555-no/20140901_121349_Pano.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 20,722
Posted By deacon51
Thanks, I was just playing with the filters on...

Thanks, I was just playing with the filters on Google photo editor.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 20,722
Posted By deacon51
I played in the water on W. Old Baltimore Road...

I played in the water on W. Old Baltimore Road Sunday.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BYSGi98D9Ec" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I also crossed...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 27,323
Posted By deacon51
It was 60 and the sun shinning on my ride home...

It was 60 and the sun shinning on my ride home this after noon... I noticed my hands where a little warm. At 40 this morning, I wasn't sure the grip heaters where working. I was even thinking that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By deacon51
If it wasn't for the fact that they are only 5...

If it wasn't for the fact that they are only 5 minutes from my office, and give me a loner bike, I would have stopped using them the day they refused to mount tires on my bike (because i bought them...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By deacon51
Took my bike in this morning, picked it up this...

Took my bike in this morning, picked it up this afternoon. I asked if they would check for any software updates, but they wanted 1/4 hour of labor to do it. I had assumed it would be a courtesy...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By deacon51
Yeas, it's easy to think that it's a matter of...

Yeas, it's easy to think that it's a matter of people over using the rear brake, but it's not. I had 22,000 miles on a FZ1, 20,000 miles on a FJR (linked brakes), 18,000 miles on a vStar. Plus I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 471,847
Posted By deacon51
For people using this thread to track issues, I...

For people using this thread to track issues, I have oil leaking from a lose bolt forward of the starter motor. I've got an appointment with the dealer tomorrow and will advise.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By deacon51
FYI, at least he break pad replacement job is...

FYI, at least he break pad replacement job is super simple.
https://youtu.be/xAuHBRJI_Po
This guy had a hard time. My replacement pads just slipped right in.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By deacon51
I think it may be the other way around. I run in...

I think it may be the other way around. I run in road mode 90% of the time and I have replaced rear brake pads at 10,000 and 20,000 miles. I'm trying to stay in Dynamic now, but I have also switch...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By deacon51
Yeah, it looks like removal of the starter would...

Yeah, it looks like removal of the starter would be required.
I guess that's what the warranty is for.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By deacon51
yes, so far... 600 mile service, wrong oil. ...

yes, so far...

600 mile service, wrong oil. Service manager caught it when he worked up the ticket. Clutch and gearbox didn't seem right after that.

6,000 Service, all was well. Fresh oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By deacon51
Maybe it's the lower number 7 from the one way...

Maybe it's the lower number 7 from the one way starter clutch???

If it is, it doesn't look like it should come lose. Looks like it may be critical. Does anyone know if number 7 penetrates the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By deacon51
Question 2014 R1200GSW oil leak

So this past summer I had my bike serviced at the local dealer, they installed a valve gasket upside down. I had that leak repaired while on the road. All was good. Next time I needed service, my...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 27,323
Posted By deacon51
The grips on my2013 GSW are not near as hot as I...

The grips on my2013 GSW are not near as hot as I would like.
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,614,622
Posted By deacon51
One of your best post yet.

One of your best post yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,148
Posted By deacon51
I'm on my 3rd set of Trail Attack2's, happy with...

I'm on my 3rd set of Trail Attack2's, happy with wet and dry road performance, happy with off road on hard, dry surface. Not so good on softer surfaces.

To tell the truth, I ride back and forth...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,436
Posted By deacon51
I have 20,000 miles on my 2014 R1200GS have...

I have 20,000 miles on my 2014 R1200GS have haven't noticed any of the issues you are reporting. As a matter of fact riding across OK I made it with the cruse set on 80 mph 5.8 miles without even...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,810
Posted By deacon51
When I bought my FJR (2008) I didn't see enough...

When I bought my FJR (2008) I didn't see enough value in the R1200RT to justify the price difference. When Yamaha announced the Super Tenere I was all set to get one, but when I compared the BMW...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,404
Posted By deacon51
https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_camer...

https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/xp/finepix_xp70/index.html

I have this Fuji XP70 I picked up at Sam's. I carry it on a lanyard around my neck and just let it sit on top of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,724
Posted By deacon51
I have 30,000 KM and my 2nd set is looking thin,...

I have 30,000 KM and my 2nd set is looking thin, and while I use my brakes, I don't use the be-Jesus out of 'em. I guess that since I dealer isn't willing to address my issue, I'll change the pads...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By deacon51
Quick Question SW-Motech Headlight Guard

Will this SW-Motech guard work on the R1200GS LC with optional factory light bar?
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